Nigerian youths have been urged to consistently explore various opportunities available in fish farming and its value-chain, in order to be gainfully engaged and earn an income.
Ogun State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe said this in Abeokuta, during a week-long Fish/Aquaculture Fair, jointly organised by the OGUNCCIMA and the State government with the theme, “Aquaculture Entrepreneurship for Youth Employment, Wealth Generation and Sustainable GDP Growth”, saying there was a great demand for sea food-based products among Nigerians, which could also be a means of earning foreign exchange, especially with the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) in the country.
Represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Industry, Trade and Investment, Chief Remi Ogunmefun, Longe disclosed that those who intend to venture into fish farming and other lines of businesses could benefit from the various efforts of the government, geared towards the facilitation of access to capital, noting that the Ministry in partnership with the Ogun State Agricultural and Multipurpose Credit Agency (OSAMCA), recently disbursed N850 million to over 22,000 beneficiaries.
“Without mincing words, it suffices to re-emphasise that fish farming is one of the best bets to leverage on, as it provides a reliable source of income, as well as earning foreign exchange through the platform created by AfCTA”, she said.
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